Do you know where your children are?child with laptop

 

School has begun!  Internet access, whether on a mobile device or computer, offers an incredible opportunity for learning and entertainment, however, idle time after school may lead to increased dangers for children surfing the web. Parents need to protect their children and communicate  Internet Safety Tips  with their children and even establish a Safety Pledge.   The FBI and many organizations assist parents in providing information about Internet Safety.  Parents can stress common sense and a few ground rules to keep their children safe and secure.  If still concerned, parents can control their children's access to the computer with monitoring tools. The following resources and video provide parents with Internet Safety Basics to help their children make safer online decisions. 
netsmartz

Your kids know a lot about being online. Start catching up with them today with this streaming presentation. You will learn about what kids are doing online, the risks they may face, and what you can do to keep them safer.  Click on the picture on the left.

 

Safe Internet Alliance
 
Representatives from Microsoft and AOL discuss online safety tips for summer and how these tips can help children and youth safely use the Internet while on summer vacation
bnetsaavy
bNetSavvy is a bimonthly e-newsletter offering parents, guardians, and teachers tools to help kids ages 9 to 14 stay safer online. By middle school, most students are online and using wireless phones -- and many adults are wondering how to make sure these technologies help, rather than hinder, kids" safety and learning. bNetSavvy is packed with first-hand stories, strategies, and tools to help teachers, tech coaches, parents, and guaridans engage with youth to keep them safer.
Net Cetera

http://onguardonline.gov/features/feature-0004-featured-net-cetera-toolkit

 

OnGuard Online.gov's Net Cetera campaign provides information and resources about helping kids make safe, responsible decisions when they're online.
Attorney General
The Attorney General's Office protects children from Internet predators, pursues con artists who target our seniors, targets drug trafficking and gun violence in our neighborhoods and fights fraud and scams that can be financially devastating to families.
http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/
Safe Families

Safe Families is a program that was formed to assist parents in protecting their children from pornography and other dangers on the Internet.

Wired Safety

WiredSafety provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device users of all ages. We help victims of cyberabuse ranging from online fraud, cyberstalking and child safety, to hacking and malicious code attacks. We also help parents with issues, such as MySpace and cyberbullying.

iKeepSafe

The Internet Keep Safe Coalition group teaches basic rules of Internet safety to children and parents, reaching them online and in school. Governors and/or first spouses formed this coalition in partnership with a growing list of crime prevention organizations, law enforcement agencies, foundations and corporate sponsors.

iSafe

i-SAFE Inc. is the worldwide leader in Internet safety education. Founded in 1998 and endorsed by the U.S. Congress, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere. i-SAFE incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place.

NetSmartz

The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for children aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet.

CyberSafeFamily

CyberSafeFamily.com was formed to educate parents on internet safety because we believe education is the key in keeping kids safe online.  Many parents are intimidated by today’s technology and overwhelmed

SafetyWeb

SafetyWeb helps parents guard their children's reputation, privacy & safety online by providing monitoring software and online guides for safety topics.

CyberAngels

CyberAngels was founded in 1995 as the first cyberneighborhood watch and is one of the oldest in online safety education. They function as a "Virtual 411" safety destination, addressing the needs of educators, the concerns of parents, and the vulnerability of children.

Web Wise Kids

Web Wise Kids is a nonprofit organization located in Southern California. Since 2002, Web Wise Kids has been committed to teaching children and their caregivers strategies for safe Internet use, including methods of detecting and deterring online predators.

 

A Resource Video and Guide for Parents

A Resource Video and guide prepared by the North Carolina Attorney General"s office.

Stay Safe Online Website

Securing your personal computer at home plays a crucial role in protecting our nation"s Internet infrastructure. You"ll find simple steps, practices and resources to learn the basics on how to teach your children to stay safe on the Internet. This website gives you the information needed to secure your computer.


Cyber Safety: Top 10 Tips for Youth

http://www.afp.gov.au/policing/cybercrime/~/media/afp/pdf/c/cyber-safety-top-10-tips-for-youth.ashx

 

Parent Guide: Talk With Your Kids about Internet Safety http://www.onguardonline.gov/articles/0006-talk-your-kids

 

Internet Safety for Kids: 17 Cyber Safety Experts Share Tips for Keeping Children Safe Online http://safesoundfamily.com/blog/internet-safety-tips-for-kids/

 

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Last Modified on December 17, 2013
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